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Getting vaccinated

The Australian Government will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone living in Australia. Here’s what you need to know about booking a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Who can get a vaccine now

You can get the vaccine now if you are 40 years of age or older, or match the eligibility criteria because of your job, health issues or if you are caring for a vulnerable person.

To get the COVID-19 vaccine, you must book an appointment. Use the  vaccine eligibility checker to book an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.

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How to register and book

Clinic locations

For a list of clinics where you can get the vaccine, answer the eligibility checker questions.

If you are eligible

  1. click the link to make a booking which takes you to the vaccine clinic finder
  2. enter your postcode or suburb
  3. review the list of locations on the screen
  4. select the nearest location and make a booking.

More locations are being added regularly so wait a few days and visit the checker again to see if there is a clinic closer to you. 

You can only browse a list of locations and view the map of vaccination clinics after you complete the eligibility checker

Homebush vaccination centre

If you want to make an appointment at the Homebush NSW Health Vaccination Centre, answer the eligibility checker questions.

If you are eligible

  1. click the link to make a booking which takes you to the vaccine clinic finder
  2. enter "Sydney Olympic Park" or postcode "2127"
  3. select the NSW Health Vaccination Centre and make a booking.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 and older are eligible to get a vaccine.

Find out more about  getting vaccinated and vaccine safety.

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50 years of age and over

If you are aged 50 or over you can book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine at

  • a participating general practice in NSW
  • a NSW Health vaccination clinic.

You must have an appointment to get the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Under 50 years of age: Phase 1a and 1b

If you are under 50 years of age and eligible for a vaccine in Phase 1a or 1b, you can book an appointment to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a NSW Health vaccination clinic. 

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40 to 49 years of age

If you are aged between 40 to 49 years, you are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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About the vaccines

There are two COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Australia: Pfizer and AstraZeneca. You will receive the vaccine recommended for your age and other eligibility criteria.

You need two doses at two appointments to complete the vaccination.

  • When you receive your first dose, make sure you have an appointment booked for the second dose.
  • Pfizer doses are recommended to be at least 3 weeks apart.
  • AstraZeneca doses are recommended to be 12 weeks apart.

Find out more about vaccine doses.

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines

If you have a question or need information about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine rollout phases and priority groups

To best protect the community, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has started with priority groups in a phased approach. The groups and phases are based on

  • potential exposure to COVID-19 cases (such as healthcare and quarantine workers)
  • age and medical conditions
  • vulnerability or regular contact with vulnerable people.

Learn more about the phases and priority groups.

Proof of vaccination

Each dose you receive of the COVID-19 vaccine you receive will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. You can access your immunisation history records online through:

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register get your immunisation history sent to you.

Last updated: 07 June 2021
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